Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

It's time once again, to join Sonya over at Truth 4 the Journey for Thankful Thursday. It's the one day of the week that we purposefully stop and give thanks to the One that blesses us far beyond what we deserve.

It seems as if busy would be an understatement lately and I feel like I've been letting so much fall by the wayside. You see, I have a blessing/curse personality.....things must be organized and in order---I'm not obsessive, but almost---and when they're not, I feel like chaos has walked in and shoved me under and I can't get up enough to catch a breath of air....I've went around for this whole week chanting to myself, "I am where God wants me to be. I am where God wants me to be."

So, since "I am" sitting at this computer, here goes my 5 thankfuls for this week.......

1) I am thankful that my Dad's tests went pretty well yesterday. The blockages that were at 60% two weeks ago are now down to 25%. However he does still have a blockage of 80% in a main artery in his heart, so that means a stint for that artery in September. He did well yesterday however. I do ask you all to continue to pray for his salvation. His health is important, yes, but his eternity is so much more so...

2) I am thankful for the spoken word from God that DD got this past Sunday morning. It was an answer to one of the biggest prayers that DH and I have been praying for quite some time. The change in her thinking has been a total miracle this week. Satan is still trying to prod her and bring up past incidents to confuse her, but she is fighting him back with the Word and prayer. She is a very private person, but took the huge step (for her) this week to include several people outside our family to help keep her accountable.

3) I am thankful for new friends. This past Friday I was able to meet fellow blogger Lori from That's So God, her 2 sweet daughters, Sarah and Hannah, and the newest addition to her family, Anna. A person can never have to many friends or family in Christ and I'm thrilled that my family has gotten bigger!!

4) I am thankful for the relationship that my two children share with each other. I admit that there have been times, even in the last year, that I've wondered if they even liked each other--but I stand in awe when I see that every thing they've been through has just brought them closer together.

5) I am thankful for an awesome husband. I've mentioned before how demanding and high stress his job is. A couple of unplanned hours away from his job can cause him days of work. At a moments notice he dropped everything to go with me to the hospital yesterday and just sit. Even though we leave on vacation in 5 days. Even though this will make his next 2 days at work unbelievably stressed, he dropped it all to support me and my family. I am married to the most amazing man on the planet!!..

13 comments:

Valencia said...

What a great list this week. I too have been under attack, but my God is faithful!

Pam D said...

It's amazing how much brighter things look when we count our blessings, isn't it? And you, my friend, are blessed indeed! Did you ever sing that song "Count Your Many Blessings" at church when you were a child? I think I may need to sing it every morning, just to keep me on track! So glad to hear of all the good things...

Jennifer said...

Happy Thankful Thursday! Glad for all your blessings this week!

Andrea said...

What an awesome list. Isn't it great to meet fellow bloggers. I just began following them.
I am praising GOD for the reduction in the blockage in your Dad's body.
Blessings, andrea

PS: Please visit my friend at: http://seaglassreflections.blogspot.com and read the post: Please Help. She needs prayers, encouragement, and verses to help her through this difficult time.

SusanD said...

Hey Deb, Awesome list. I am looking forward to the day when blog peeps and I meet face to face. Will continue to pray for your dad and the surgery he faces. Blessings, SusanD

COUNTRY MOM said...

Deb, Thank You for joining my blog. I have joined yours as well. What a great post and wonderful things to be Thankful for. I pray for you and your family. Many Blessings,

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Oh I am so glad that your daughter is fighting back with prayer! How wonderful for her to do that and make herself accountable. She sounds very mature and you must have set such a Godly example for her!
Love Collette xxxx

Lisa said...

Praising God with you for your Dad's test results and praying for his salvation and physical healing.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Loriann said...

We are praying for your dad, and daughter, and friend.... Love your list. I am thankful for you as well, what a blessing and encouragement you are to us. Love you, Always remember:
"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!"
We are only as far from God as we want to be... hum not sure that sounds right, but so true...
we have a pray for Hannah button, fell free to post it....if you want (O:
Lori

Jane In The Jungle said...

Aww what a blessed week you have had!

Yolanda said...

I so appreciate when there is a time that we really need our husbands even if it is simply to sit and be present, they are willing to do so. What a caring man you have!

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Kelly Combs said...

Found you at Truth4theJourney. Glad your father's test are okay, and I pray this process of renewing health with lead to his seeking and finding salvation, as you said.

Great list. We have lots to be thankful for! Glad to meet you.

Nana Jul said...

Your # 4 on your Thankful list is really a blessing. I too am very thankful my children are so into each other's lives, they have all become each others friends, not just siblings anymore! It's thrilling, and makes me smile! Thanks for joining my blog, I will join yours also! Have a great vacation, I'll pray for your Dad's healing and salvation!